Entries are now open for the 2024 Waste to Art Competition/Exhibition (now in its 7th year). This competition aims to challenge our perception of waste.

This year will feature a new 'outdoor category', allowing for larger, more ambitious artworks that expand beyond the traditional gallery space.

The prize pool has increased to $5,000, thanks to our generous sponsors—Hyne Timber, Cleanaway, Reuse and Recycle Group, and Nugrow!

Entry is free and open to all ages!


  • Entries open: 5 June, 2024 (World Environment Day)
  • Entries close: 18 October, 2024
  • Exhibition: Gatakers Artspace from 15 November, 2024 to 5 January, 2025.

For further information and entry forms visit the Council website by clicking below.  


2023 Winners

Over 18's Artwork Title Artist
First Prize Something to crow about Lily Podger
Second Prize wa-STAG-e Nora Hanasy
Third Prize Milkmaid in Jeans Adriana van Leeuwen
12-17 years Artwork Title Artist
First Prize The Angler Fish Leo Baker
Second Prize Dress of Distress Julia Mahne
Third Prize Gherkins Garden Emily McGregor
8-11 years Artwork Title Artist
First Prize Re-cycle meadow George Rowland
Second Prize Garden Art Pippa Phillips
Third Prize The Plastic Bag Princess Joni Cobbin
Under 8's Artwork Title Artist
First Prize Penny the emu & Kev the Kiwi Bay Explorers Urangan Kindy
Second Prize Bee Creative-Bee Cycle-Bee Sustainable Busy Bees Fraser Coast
Third Prize Rainbow Flower Kate Sheppard

2023 Winners Artworks